Candles create an inviting atmosphere in your home this Autumn
Oct08

Candles create an inviting atmosphere in your home this Autumn

As the mornings and evenings start darkening and the weather turns crisp and cold, my thoughts turn to chunky jerseys, thick leggings and woolen socks. Out come the beanies and hats and scarves from their summer exile, on go the electric blankets and orders for lovely kiln dried wood for the fireplace are made. I love Autumn. The picture above is the view from my front door! Isn’t it spectacular? Autumn is when nature puts on...

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Fabulous Kids book, Hetty Feather, now on stage!
Jul17

Fabulous Kids book, Hetty Feather, now on stage!

We’re Going to See Hetty Feather! Being big Jacqueline Wilson fans, we jumped at the chance to go and see and review the stage adaptation of Hetty Feather, one of my daughter’s favourite trilogies by one of her favourite authors. In the Autumn of 2014, Random House published Jacqueline Wilson’s 100th book, Opal Plumstead. My daughter received, and thoroughly enjoyed, Opal Plumstead as her Christmas book ( we always do a...

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Clothes full of Character for Kids
Jun16

Clothes full of Character for Kids

Character Kids Clothes I don’t know about you, but always in the spring and summer months, my children seem to go through growth spurts. Suddenly all their trouser legs are half mast, their shirts are riding up to their belly buttons and their shoes are pinching. It is an expensive time of the year with three children. Now I know there are some great kids clothes available at really cheap prices via supermarkets and similar...

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Why you should make Photo books for your memories.
Jun11

Why you should make Photo books for your memories.

A Photo book is a beautiful way to keep and share your memories! I am the official memory keeper in my family. I love being able to look back at images and letters and videos of family members. I keep scrapbooks for my children so that they will know about their childhood when they are older. I write them notes so that they will understand how I feel about them and have something to treasure when I am no longer around. I have hundreds...

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ShoutyKid How Harry Riddles…
May14

ShoutyKid How Harry Riddles…

 The funniest kid in fiction is back! Follow his life’s ups and downs told through laugh-out-loud letters, emails, texts and more!    This is the first time I have read a book that is entirely constructed using emails, texts, forum discussions and letters. I admit I was a little skeptical at first, as I have always tended to go for the more traditional regular chapter books ( I’m guessing that’s more to do...

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GraceLace- stunning lace dresses for girls
May10

GraceLace- stunning lace dresses for girls

GraceLace by LiefViLou I recently saw a social media page for a lovely little shop called LiefViLou – GraceLace for Little Ladies. The gorgeous lace dresses for little girls are simply stunning, so I contacted the owner, Michelle, to find out a bit more about them. This is what she said. How did it all start? LiefViLou – GraceLace for Little Ladies started as a dream, when I visited South Africa about 2 years ago, and saw a...

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